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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 10, pp 2557–2579 | Cite as

Supermolecular structure of isotactic polypropylene

  • J. Varga
Review

Abstract

The crystalline structure, spherulitic crystallization and melting behaviour of isotactic polypropylene (iPP) is comprehensively reviewed, illustrated and discussed. It is demonstrated and summarized how the nucleation, development and growth of the different spherulites depend on the crystallization and melting conditions both in quiescent and sheared melt. Based on the results the microtexture development during real processing conditions is elucidated for selected examples. Several subjects of intense debate on the above topics are clarified using evidence from polarized optical micrography and differential scanning calorimetry.

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Polymer Crystallization Differential Scanning Calorimetry Polypropylene Calorimetry 
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  • J. Varga
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  1. 1.Department for Plastics and Rubber Industry, Faculty of Chemical EngineeringBudapest Polytechnical UniversityBudapestHungary

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